PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Altoona churchgoers were startled when a gun went off during Easter services.
CBS affiliate WTAJ in Altoona reports that the gun went off at the Cathedral of Blessed Sacrament Saturday night.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police, Mayor Bill Peduto Teach Young Kids During Youth Bike Safety Day
Police are calling the incident an accident, but some church members were startled by the event.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Sunday Showers, Storms
“I immediately took a step back and was about to take cover,” a man named Jason told the station. “You never know if you’re safe anymore in this world and it’s a shame to know you can’t even go into church without having something like this happen.”
The station reports that the owner of the gun did have a permit.MORE NEWS: Man Shot In The Leg In Pittsburgh's Perry South Neighborhood